At RS Industrual (RSI), Technical Service Chemist Gabby Leeds recently offered insight into the company lab and the many services it provides. RSI is an international distributor providing exceptional adhesives, coatings, and tapes as well as a support team that ensures customer’s needs are met. The RSI lab provides quality analysis, product recommendations and R&D for clients. The lab can test a customer’s substrate with a variety of adhesives. Commonly, this includes testing tensile strength and performance in hot or cold conditions. The lab takes on challenging projects, for example modifying a water-based adhesive for landscaping with very harsh outdoor conditions. The RSI lab will work with customers to provide excellent service, problem solving and savings on cost and materials. RSI looks at total unit cost per thousand, including costs related to downtime, production speeds, spoilage rates and consumption. This approach provides customers with high-performance materials and true savings.